Weekend Announcements January 26-28th: PixARK, R.B.I. Baseball and More

By Rebecca Smith, 8 months ago
The announcements continue to roll in at a steady rate. The past weekend brought along another five titles that you may have missed. These will all be making their way to the Xbox One in the future. Here's the list:

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher

Described as a "split-screen single player twin stick risk 'em up", Ask An Enemy Studios' upcoming title tasks players with controlling two ships simultaneously. The aim of the game is to get as high a score as possible, but there's a catch. You can't play until you die, because if you die, you lose everything. Instead, you need to decide when to call it a day. Also, every new run will wipe your previous leaderboard position. Will you take the risk of continuing onwards? You've got until later this year to decide, when the title will be appearing for Xbox One and Windows 10.


Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition

Nearly four years after the title emerged on Playstation 4, this run and gun is confirmed to be making its way to Xbox One. Players take on the role of a member of the Mercenary Kings, "the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth". However, this doesn't mean that they're invincible. The fearsome forces of CLAW have seized a top secret Laboratory Base on an island and it's up to you to stop them where your colleagues failed. You'll need to craft and customise weapons and armour if you're to survive. You won't be on your own, though, because you have a crew of rogue geniuses and crack experts to back you up when the title arrives on February 6th.


PixARK

If you haven't had enough of the ARK universe but are starting to tire of ARK: Survival Evolved, Snail Games' upcoming "open world voxel-based sandbox survival" title may be of interest. Aimed firmly at gamers of all ages, the game drops players on a strange procedurally generated island, where they find themselves stranded. You need to hunt, harvest, craft, farm and build if you're to survive. As well as dinosaurs and natural hazards, players are also at risk from other hostile players. There will be over 100 dinosaurs and other creatures to tame and train, eight biomes to explore and procedurally generated quests to take on. There will also be a Creative Mode where players can concentrate on building whatever they please. The title will arrive on Xbox One later this year.


R.B.I. Baseball 18

The latest in the R.B.I. Baseball franchise was revealed through a typical cover star announcement, with Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor taking the honours. This title will include a new Franchise Mode where players can take control of their favourite MLB team. There's also a new Home Run Derby Mode where players can take on a friend or an AI opponent. Other improvements include better ballparks, redesigned player models, over 100 MLB legends and roster updates throughout the 2018 season. The title will land on Xbox One in March.


Those Who Remain

Camel 101's psychological thriller is set in Dormont, a small town in the United States where nothing is as it seems. The town has been cursed by a demon, and most of the town's population has been trapped in a darkness that surrounds everything. If it seems things couldn't get any worse, creatures roam the darkness and kill anybody that comes too close. Players assume the role of Edward Turner, who happens to stumble across Dormont at the worst possible time. He soon discovers that he'll need to stay in the light if he wants to survive, but he mustn't confuse the safety of the light with the strange portals that also litter the town that also give off a bright light. If he passes through one of them, he'lll be taken to another place that appears similar but is different in small ways. His actions in each location will have repercussions in the other, so you'll need to be careful when you get your hands on the Xbox One title later this year.


Will you be picking up any of these titles?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.